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Newsmaker: Linda Yock

Linda Yock, a Humanitarian Award winner at FedEx Ground in Moon.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Noteworthy: FedEx Ground in Moon honored Yock with a Humanitarian Award for promoting human welfare, particularly in life-threatending situations. When an accident seriously injured an employee, Yock offered his family support and assistance, guiding them through human resources processes for serious medical issues. She is one of 18 FedEx Ground employees recognized nationwide.

Age: 59

Residence: Bellevue

Family: Husband, Frank; sons, Michael, 35, and John, 30

Background: Yock is a senior office administrator at FedEx Ground, where she has worked for 19 years. She started as a customer service representative in the Moon headquarters and works in a Neville Island terminal.

Education: Graduated from Bellevue High School in 1973. Attended what is now A.W. Beattie Career Center in McCandless, receiving a certificate in retail management. She worked for 17 years at Marriane's, a women's clothing store, as a manager at then-Northway Mall and Beaver Valley Mall.

Quote: “You never know what person is going to need something. My dad always said, ‘Do the right thing.' I would have done something no matter what.”

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